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June 4, 2014

ECCC baseball players recognized

DECATUR — Several East Central Community College baseball players received post-season honors following the recently completed 2014 campaign.

At the top of the list is right-handed pitcher Conner West who was named first team MACJC All-State. The Taylorsville High School product was also selected the Diamond Warriors’ most valuable pitcher.

Also receiving post-season accolades are right-handed pitchers Kale Fultz of Covington, TN and Ty Hendrix of Maben; infielder Dylan Little of Semmes, Ala., and outfielder Kyle McCullough of Madison, who were named second team MACJC All-State. McCullough, a right fielder, is also a nominee for an NJCAA Golden Glove award.

Fultz is a transfer from Southwest TN Community College. Hendrix is a product of East Webster High School, and Little hails from Mary G. Montgomery High School near Mobile. McCullough, a right fielder, played high school ball at Madison Ridgeland Academy.

Receiving team honors were infielder Maxwell Harmon of Meridian, who was named most valuable player, most valuable defensive player and shared scholar athlete award honors with Caleb Woods of Carthage, and Zach May of Little Rock, who received the most improved player award. May has also been nominated to receive an NJCAA Golden Glove award. Harmon is a product of Enterprise High School and Woods hails from Leake Central. May is a product of Newton County High School.

East Central finished fourth in the MACJC South Division and began post-season competition by defeating North top seed East Mississippi Community College in a best-of-three series.

The defending state champion Diamond Warriors advanced to the MACJC State Tournament and Region 23 Tournament en route to a 25-29 record under head coach Neal Holliman

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